What time of day is best?

The best time to see the birds is within two hours either side of High Tide.  As the tide comes in, the birds move from far out on the mud flats where they feed to areas closer in towards shore. See LINZ tide tables below

You can visit the Shorebird Centre 9am-5pm seven days a week, all year round.

What time of year is best?

There are always birds to see at Pūkorokoro, but different species are here at different times.

Godwits, and other Arctic migrants arrive in September and are here until the end of March.

Wrybill and other NZ migrants arrive in January and are here until June.

We also have birds that are resident here all year round.

Find out more

High Tides – February 2021
Mon 1

10.30am
Tue 2

11.30am
Wed 3

12.00pm
Thu 4

1.00pm
Fri 5

2.00pm
Sat 6

3.00pm
Sun 7

4.00pm
Mon 8

5.00pm
Tue 9

6.00pm
Wed 10

7.00pm
Thu 11

8.00pm
Fri 12

8.30am
Sat 13

9.30am
Sun 14

10.00am
Mon 15

10.30am
Tue 16

11.30am
Wed 17

12.00pm
Thu 18

12.30pm
Fri 19

1.30pm
Sat 20

2.00pm
Sun 21

3.00pm
Mon 22

4.00pm
Tue 23

5.00pm
Wed 24

6.00pm
Thu 25

7.00pm
Fri 26

7.30pm
Sat 27

8.00am
Sun 28

9.00am
High Tides – March 2021
Mon 1

9.30am
Tue 2

10.30am
Wed 3

11.00am
Thu 4

12.00pm
Fri 5

1.00pm
Sat 6

1.30pm
Sun 7

2.30pm
Mon 8

3.30pm
Tue 9

4.30pm
Wed 10

6.00pm
Thu 11

7.00pm
Fri 12

7.30am
Sat 13

8.00am
Sun 14

9.00am
Mon 15

9.30am
Tue 16

10.30am
Wed 17

11.00am
Thu 18

11.30am
Fri 19

12.00pm
Sat 20

1.00pm
Sun 21

1.30pm
Mon 22

2.30pm
Tue 23

3.00pm
Wed 24

4.00pm
Thu 25

5.00pm
Fri 26

6.00pm
Sat 27

7.00pm
Sun 28

7.30am
Mon 29

8.30am
Tue 30

9.00am
Wed 31

10.00am

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